A spectacular cast conducted by Maestro Gergiev for France's 14 July celebrations, broadcast to millions.
Joyce DiDonato, Bryan Hymel, Antonio Pappano and Philippe Jaroussky all receive a nod on the shortlist.
After conquering the French public with his debut album Héroïque, the tenor takes the stage with his soprano wife.
Joyce DiDonato, Artemis Quartet, Alexandre Tharaud, Emmanuel Pahud & Philippe Jaroussky among the big winners.
The New Orleans-born singer on how the hurricane hit him as an artist, playing pool, and of course: high notes.